Posted: Apr 07, 2017 7:26 am
by NineBerry
Shrunk wrote:
Passer wrote:"Behold! Did not the dinosaurs die out 65mya?"
"Behold! Has not the king been quick to defend your homes in the past?"
"Behold! Did not the Wright brothers build the first airplane?"


I can't recall ever seeing the word used in such a context. From where did you get those quotes?


But even in these quotes, it is assumed that the person who is being talked to already knows the facts. It makes no sense to use "behold" on a fact the person you are talking to does not know or disagrees with.